Dreams about dogs are some of the most common dreams in all people, including those that are fond rather of some other animals than dogs.
Dogs have been by our side since very ancient times, so no strange we have dreams about these animals.
As you know, dogs have been considered our best friends and it is so in many of the world’s traditions.
If you had a dream about a dog, you may wonder what message such a dream carries.
To get the exact answer, you have to recall as many details as you can remember; it is not the same to have a dream about a cute little puppy and a dream about an aggressive or wild dog.
Of course, it is important to remember what were you doing in a dream and how did the dog behave.
This time, we will speak about a specific type of dog-related dream and it is about dog bite.
Before we move on, we will present basics of dog’s symbolism in general, for it is an important prerequisite in order better to understand dreams about dogs or, in this case, dreams about dog bites.
Dogs are amazing animals; they have been our friends and helpers since far past.
Long time ago we had forged this special connection.
Since long time ago, we have been sharing food and shelter with dogs and it turned out to be an amazing bond between a human and an animal.
Dogs symbolism in short
Dogs are present in almost all of mythological, spiritual and religious systems around the world. They are present in both symbolic and real life of human beings. They are some of our most favorite animals.
These four-legged friends of ours have always been associated with positive concepts and ideas. In many traditions, dogs symbolize loyalty, friendship, support, unconditional love, prosperity and fortune.
Ancient Chinese had great appreciation for dogs. Dog is also one of the twelve signs of Chinese zodiac and it is considered a good and lucky animal. Chinese especially love their symbolical Fu dogs.
Fu or lucky dogs have been symbols of fortune, luck, well-being and prosperity.
The zodiac Dog has been associated with several highly valued and positive traits, such as trustfulness, kindness, helpfulness and honesty. Chinese have not been the only ones having great spiritual respect for dogs.
Ancient Celts, for example, have seen dogs to be magical beings that possess healing powers.
Christians have always appreciated dogs, as well. In Christianity, dogs have been linked to ideas of grace, loyalty, love and good future.
For many people, dogs are wonderful and loving animals; today, they are amongst the most favorite pets.
Dreams about dogs in general
Dreams about dogs have many hidden meanings, since all of these dreams could greatly vary in their course. The meaning also depends on how you feel about dogs in general.
For example, if you do not like dogs or, even worse, if you are afraid of dogs, such a dream could be scary to you, but not necessarily negative in meaning.
If you like dogs, most likely it would be a positive experience. However, it is essential to remember where you were and where was the dog, what the animal was doing and how you felt about it.
Was it a nice, cure puppy or an aggressive, large one? Did it see you at all? Did it bite you or was friendly?
In general, many of dog-related dreams are reflections of our feelings related to dogs in reality.
However, there could be many hidden symbols, as well. Dogs universally stand for friendship, loyalty and devotion, so dreams about them are commonly related to these concepts.
A dog could be a dream manifestation of your relation to a person in your waking life. Most likely, your dream has to do with your relations with people around you.
If you have a dog, you could dream about dogs in general, but there is no specific meaning, except for your concern for your pet’s well-being.
Dreams about playful. Friendly and happy dogs reflect harmony of your life. Such a dream means you should be relaxed and satisfied with your life. You are blessed to have good and supportive family and friends.
A happy dog in a dream means the time of prosperity, fortune and abundance is coming your way.
On the other hand, an aggressive dog means the opposite. Dreams about dog bite fall under special category of dog-related dreams.
Dreams about dog bite
Dreams about a dog bite are always in connection with your relationship with people in your waking life, but there could be different meanings, depending on particular dream and a dreamer’s personal waking life experience, of course.
People generally do not dream about being bitten by a dog so often.
However, this type of dream is common in those who are very afraid of dogs, those who do not like them at all and, of course, people who have already been bitten by a dog in reality.
Dreams about a dog bite symbolize disloyalty, disobedience, disappointment, broken friendship and general discomfort with various things in waking life.
The exact meaning depends on severity of bite, on who was bitten and many more factors.
When we speak about dog bite, we usually think of people being bitten by an aggressive dog, but you could also get bitten by a friendly dog, while playing with it.
Dreams about being bitten by an aggressive dog
Dream about being chased, hurt and bitten by an aggressive dog are quite scary for any dreamer. This dream means you feel threatened and endangered in reality and the dog is only a metaphor for things you worry about in your waking life.
This angry, scary dog could represent your inner fears, but also outer factors that affect your life in a negative manner.
Generally, any dream about being bitten by an unfriendly dog represents some kind of disappointment and loss.
It could mean a friend of yours have betrayed you or left you in your time of need. It could also mean someone whom you trusted has turned their back on you.
Maybe someone has taken advantage of your failure or any negative thing that has happened to you.
This dream indicate breakups, failure to establish stable relationships and both fear and sadness that come along. These dreams commonly reflect a situation in which someone you have always trusted and been kind too shown to be disloyal and mean to you.
You have given them no reason for acting so and you feel broken and deeply disappointed and sad.
This dream could also mean you will be disobeyed by someone you have right to give any sort of order (e.g. your children, your employees, your students or so).
Dreams about a being bitten by a sick dog
Dreams about being bitten by a sick animal are negative and frightening. Such dreams are always unpleasant and make you feel afraid for your life. Dream about being bitten by a sick dog mean there are toxic people in your nearest surroundings, but you fail to realize that.
You are too naïve and you let people affect your decisions much more than it is good for you.
This dream suggests you should be more confident about your own desires and decisions.
Being bitten by a sick dog in a dream means your mind and soul are intoxicated with negative energy and negative emotions.
You feel exhausted emotionally, but you do not know the cause. Have an introspection of your current life. Think about whether you should change something. Think about if there is something or someone draining your energy and see to stop it.
Dreams about being bitten by a friendly dog
If you dream about being bitten by a friendly dog, while playing with it, means you should be more careful and responsible in life. You should dare to try new and exciting things, but try not to overestimate yourself. Many people do so and then they end up hurt.
Decide your priorities and enjoy your life in an ordered, but not as strict pace. This dream suggests you probably should be a bit more organized. If a dog has bitten you during play, it could also mean you have gone too far in teasing someone you know and actually care for.
Maybe you have unintentionally hurt someone, without noticing that, because you are generally too self obsessed and you think everything you say or do is totally innocent and ‘legitimate’., only because you think so.
Try to have in mind not all people are equally sensitive; something that is perfectly okay for you may hurt someone else.
Dreams about a puppy bite
Dreams about being bitten by a puppy are dreams that suggest you should be aware of consequences of playing with fire; they are similar to previous type of dreams. Dream about being bitten by a puppy mean sometimes a threat, problem or any type of harm could come from most unexpected sources.
This dream does not have to be negative at all, but it could be a good lesson in advance.
Maybe you underestimate other people and think you are better than they are. If you continue believing so, you will get greatly surprised seeing people you consider weak and fragile doing amazing things.
It could make you doubt your own capabilities and it is not a bad thing.
This dream suggests you should believe in others and that you should never take people for granted. Start seeing others as equal; we are all humans made of flesh and we are all susceptible of all sorts of things.
This dream does not suggest you should see yourself as less capable of others, but it suggest you should see others as capable as you are.
This dream should make you think about your own qualities, but also those of others. See where you actually fit and what things you should work on are. The first step is to have more appreciation and respect for other people and less doubt in their qualities.
Dreams about dog biting someone else
If you dream another person has been bitten by a dog, especially if it is someone you love and care for, reflect your sense of helplessness. You are worried about someone and concerned for his or her well-being, but you do not know how to help.
This dream could also be a reflection of your frustration and sense of guilt for no taking action when the times were hard for another person.
Dreams about seeing someone being bitten by a dog and chasing the dog away are good.
They reflect your readiness to fight for someone you love and to offer all the help and support you have. It suggests you want to protect someone and that, in a way, you feel responsible for that person.
This dream is typical for fresh parents; they would dream about saving a child from an aggressive dog, for example.